Pomeroy' triple-threat sports announcer has five decades of experience


February 1, 2024

-Photo courtesy of Lillian Heytvelt

John Gates has announced Pomeroy's football, basketball, baseball, and softball games over the past five decades. He is pictured here announcing baseball at Pomeroy's Shepherd Fields.

POMEROY-Over five decades, spectators and participants of football games at Lybecker Field and basketball games at Pomeroy High School's gym have cheered along to John Gates' booming voice as he announced players' names and actions. In the past decade, baseball and softball players at Shepherd Fields have also been recipients of Gates' skill.

Gates, a life-long Pomeroy resident, recalled how no...

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